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The Best Staff Meeting Ever! Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3:00pm EASTERN, 2:00pm CENTRAL, 12:00pm PACIFIC

Staff meetings are expensive and often ineffective. Staff is tired and feel like they’ve heard it all before, In this webinar we’ll look at how to turn that around and give you a high return on your investment in your staff.

Presenter: Miriam Dressler of August Education

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
10/7/20202:00pm CDT1 hour
Successfully Managing Challenging Employees Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:00pm EASTERN, 2:00pm CENTRAL, 12:00pm PACIFIC

Argh!! Challenging employees can derail the best pans and intentions. In this webinar we’ll identify some common difficult behaviors and look at ways of handing them in the moment, and in the long term to build a productive and rewarding relationship with all employees.

Presenter: Miriam Dressler of August Education

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
11/4/20202:00pm CST1 hour
Family Delightment for Center Managers Wednesday, December 2, 2020 3:00pm EASTERN, 2:00pm CENTRAL, 12:00pm PACIFIC

Great customer service builds loyalty and enrollment retention, however delighting your families gets them talking about your program to anyone who will listen. It’s often the small things that make a big difference. Join us and learn some ways we can support and delight families even more without breaking the budget or overloading your to-do list.

Presenter: Miriam Dressler of August Education

1 Administrative Training Hour Provided
12/2/20202:00pm CST1 hour


The Impact of COVID-19 on ECE Programs Nationwide  

CARES Act Part 1: Understanding PPP – Payroll Protection Program 

CARES Act Part 2: All About Unemployment

“Mapping the Way Back Home” Part 1: Re-Opening Your Center

“Mapping the Way Back Home” Part 2: Re-Thinking Our Business Practice

NAC (National Accreditation Commission) Program FAQ’s

       Small Talk! with Ron & Lori: Finding Clarity in the Chaos

       Small Talk! with Ron & Lori: Tips for Organizing Priorities in the Midst of Chaos!

       Small Talk! with Ron & Lori: Small Business COVID-19 Survival Tips

       COVID-19: The Dangers of Letting Your Guard Down

       Small Talk! with Ron & Lori: Staff Mental Health: The Role of the School Leader

       WOW Webinar: Leading Through the Storm

       Small Talk! with Ron & Lori: Updating Your Policies for a COVID World

       Disrupting Bias: Talking to Children About Race

       CNN & Sesame Street’s Town Hall- Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism




PPT-Mapping the Way Back Home: Part 1

Child Care Center Re-Opening Checklist

PPT- Mapping the Way Back Home: Part 2

COVID-19 Child Care Center Drop Off Routine Book

COVID-19 Special Work Condition Acknowledgement and Disclosure (MINIMAL Restrictions)

COVID-19 Special Work Condition Acknowledgement and Disclosure (MODERATE Restrictions)

COVID-19 Special Work Condition Acknowledgement and Disclosure (STRICT Restrictions)

Deluxe COVID-19 Resource Center

PPT COVID19 The Dangers of Letting Your Guard Down

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

ADL Imagine a World Without Hate: Assessing Yourself & Your School Checklist

Promoting Cultural & Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports In Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings

Green Space Learning & Development: Becoming an Anti-Bias Teacher Post Test

Association Webinar Series

Wednesday Webinars

Webinars are designed to accommodate the busy schedule of directors providing education and insight to all aspects of directing an early care and education program. Sessions by experts from around the country focus on leadership, administration, training, business practices, legal issues, program quality and resources. Resource webinars are an opportunity for our vendor members to share solutions to your common challenges such as parent communication, playground needs and curriculum. During these webinars presenters are given permission to share their products.

Our Webinars are divided into the following categories: 

  • Administration
  • Legal
  • Health & Safety
  • Staff Development
  • Curriculum

National Accreditation Commission
Discover Excellence Webinar Series

These 1.5 hour webinars are designed to guide you through the National Accreditation Commission Process.

The Discover Excellence webinar series is divided into the following categories:

  • Self-study process
  • Administrator’s report
  • Health and safety
  • Classroom observation
  • Requesting your validation visit
  • The validation visit
  • Ongoing compliance


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The Association uses the GoToWebinar platform. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation, along with the option to add the webinar information to your email calendar. You will have the option to utilize a computer or smart device. Learn more on how to setup for our webinars by reading the Attendee Reference Guide.

Webinar Training Certificates/Transcripts

A certificate for training hours will be issued to those who attend webinar training. Active participants will be issued a training certificate within 5 business days via the email address provided during webinar registration. Questions about certificates can be directed to Aryam Andom, [email protected].

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Beginning 6/1/2020, the National Accreditation Commission will resume conducting validation visits. The Accreditation Office will work with individual programs to determine the impact of local restrictions on a potential visit. The safety of program families and staff and National Accreditation Commission validators is of the utmost importance and at the heart of all decisions made during the ongoing public health crisis. Please direct any questions and concerns to Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation, at [email protected]. Please monitor this website for further developments and updates. From the Accreditation Team to your team, stay safe and be well.


The AELL Board of Directors met and made a unanimous decision to transition our 2020 conference to a virtual event for the safety and well-being of our participants, our staff, and our volunteers. This was not an easy decision, and tears were shed. This event has become a “reunion” each year as old friends and new come together to connect in meaningful and powerful ways.  Please know that our hearts hurt with yours that we won’t be together in-person this year.  We are saving hugs, high-fives, and fist bumps for Orlando 2021!

For details and additional information about the 36th Annual National Conference, please visit our Conference page.


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